Battle Report: Imperial Guards vs Tyranids

Only managed to play a small game of 1000points over the weekend. Nonetheless, at 1000points it has its challenges.

Imperial Guard’s Roster
HQ
05 Command Squad (04 Grenade Launchers)
01 Chimera (Multi Laser, Heavy Flamer)
TROOP
10 Veterans (03 Grenade Launchers)
01 Chimera (Multi Laser, Heavy Flamer)
10 Veterans (03 Grenade Launchers)
01 Chimera (Multi Laser, Heavy Flamer)
FAST ATTACK
01 Vendetta
01 Vendetta
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Leman Russ (Demolisher, Hull Heavy Bolter)
01 Leman Russ (Demolisher, Hull Heavy Bolter)

Tyranids Roster
HQ
01 Tyranid Prime (Boneswords/Scything Talon)
01 Tyranid Prime (Boneswords/Scything Talon)
ELITE
02 Hive Guard
02 Hive Guard
01 Doom of Malan’tai (Mycetic Spore)
TROOP
10 Termagant (Fleshborer)
01 Tervigon (Cluster Spines, Toxin Sacs, Catalyst)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Tyrannofex (Rupture Cannon/Cluster Spines/Dessicator Lavae)

Mission: Seized Ground (03 objectives)
Deployment: Spearhead

The two painted Chimeras are housing the veterans. All are deployed as far forward as possible.

Primes are attached to Hive Guards and are screened by Termagants. Tyrannofex behind that tree and Tervigon behind Tyrannofex.

Game

A brief run down:

  • First 3 turns of ineffective shooting by the Tyranids.
  • Hive Guards on Chimera but always rolling weapon destroyed or stunned.
  • Tyrannofex targeted Vendetta but can’t destroy any whole game. Always only shaken.
  • Imperial Guards concentrated fire on Hive Guards, by Turn 6 all Hive Guards are dead including 1 Prime.
  • Doom came in turn 3 on my right bottom objective and life drained 02 Veterans who disembarked into a crater. Rolled pretty high on leadership test but made most of the cover save. Doom was shot dead by ID subsequently.
  • On turn5, Hive Guard finally managed to destroy 1 Chimera and forced the Veterans to disembarked. Those veteran got pinned and subsequently assaulted by Prime and the Vets were escorted off table.
  • Turn 6 saw Tyrannofex assaulting Command Squad Chimera and destroying it on the opponents turn (was stunned on my turn).
  • Turn 7 saw everything died except Tyrannofex and Tervigon(which is camping on 1 objective) while Imperial Guards has 02 Leman Russ, 02 Vendetta, 01 Veteran squad and 1 immobilised Chimera (damage done by Hive Guard).
  • The critical turn 7 had Vendetta moved flat out to contest objective held by Tervigon. Shooting at Tyranids proved ineffective.
  • Terivgon assaults contesting Vendetta and drops it down in a spectacular fashion!
  • Tyrannofex shot at Veterans, forced morale check and the vets hold ground!
  • Game ends with Tyranids holding 1 objective to Imperial Guards holding none (Mycetic Spore is contesting).

Good plays are done by the Imperial Guards but atlas, he failed to recognized that Mycetic Spore can contest and is still alive.

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